"I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me. They, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could." Veronica Roth, Allegiant A Keeping It Real Post When your husband dies, he takes part of you with him. I'm not … [Read more...] about Widowhood Stole My Identity. I’m Throwing Off the Shackles and Taking It Back.
BlogA few years ago, I was just like everyone else I knew. I was on the corporate career track at a company I loved, caring for my aging parents, and taking life’s adventures one day at a time with my soul mate at my side. I had a plan. I knew where I was going, how long it would take to get there, and had the action items to propel me towards my life goals.
For all of the trouble you've been through The blessings doubled just for you, the best is yet to come Today is the first day of the best days of your life You ain't seen nothing yet. Frank Sinatra, The Best Is Yet To Come A Keeping It Real Post I know. Everyone … [Read more...] about A Letter To Myself on New Year’s Eve 2019
“Melancholy were the sounds on a winter's night.” Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room A Coping With Grief Post Winter is the season when nature rests. Bears and other creatures hide away in dark places to hibernate. Things are quiet and peaceful while the earth regenerates … [Read more...] about Winter, Shadow Work, and Grief
This post is dedicated to my Bros on both sides of the pond. You know who you are. I wouldn't dream of doing this life without you. XO, L A Coping With Grief Post November marked the fourth deathiversary since I said goodbye to my Daddy. In the time he's been gone, I've … [Read more...] about Bros, Lows, and Fatherless Widows
A Friends and Family Post Thursday is American Thanksgiving and the kickoff to the holiday season. It's also a time that has the potential to be extra painful to the bereaved. I've written a bunch on this, so consider this a gentle reminder and request: please, say their … [Read more...] about Say Their Names
"Age is irrelevant. Ask me how many sunsets I've seen, hearts I've loved, trips I've taken, or concerts I've been to. That's how old I am." ~Joelle A Keeping It Real Post Remember when I wrote about being invisible? I think it's safe to say I'm fully recovered. Or, … [Read more...] about Another Birthday Post